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glossary:histocompatibility [2007/09/23 14:15]
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|+||(1) If tissues of two organisms are histocompatible, then grafts between the [[organism]]s will not be rejected. If, however, major histocompatibility [[antigen]]s are different then an [[immune response]] will be mounted against the foreign [[tissue]].|
|+||(2) Literally, [[tissue]] compatibility. With full histocompatibility between a donor and recipient, tissue can be transplanted without being seen as foreign and being attacked by the [[immune system]] of the recipient |